EA has announced Battlefield: Hardline Premium, the membership option for its upcoming cops versus robbers shooter. As usual, members will get two weeks early access to all new content released for the game.
As well as earning monthly rewards and access to exclusive in-game events and items, Premium members will also gain access to four unique features – Masks, Gun Bench, Competitive Play, and Legendary Status.
Here's what those four features offer:
- Masks – New player masks with unique gameplay benefits tied to the theme of each mask.
- Gun Bench – Provides players with the ability to visually customise their weapons and track their kills per weapon.
- Competitive Play – Support for competitive play through Battlefield Hardline Premium-access only tournaments and ladders.
- Legendary Status – Provides replayability of the entire progression system.
I'm not sure how well the community will respond to Premium-only tournaments and visual customisation being gated behind what's essentially a Season Pass, but there you go. Premium members will also get 12 Gold Battlepacks, new personalisation options, server queue priority and regular double-XP and other events. Battlefield: Hardline Premium will set you back £39.99 - this is only for the season of extra content, remember, not Hardline itself.
EA and Dice also detailed the four story-themed multiplayer packs that will make up the game's post-release DLC plan.
Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity – Players have to make a name for themselves in fast-paced, highly-destructible new maps littered with small-time crime jobs. Available summer 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Robbery – Take down the opposition head on and progress through key locations with major cinematic action. Available summer 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Getaway – This is frantic, high-speed chases that immerse players deeper in the heist. Available fall 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal – There is a rat in every operation and players will have to find out who to trust. Available winter early 2016.